What's a good Muslim boy to do...

Released: December 2009
Running time: 05:00
Format: Short Drama, SD 16:9
Featuring: Osamah Sami, Andrew Baker, Nicole Chamoun
Writer/Director: Lee Matthews
Producer: Lee Matthews
Cinematographer: Caitlin Dooley
Production Designer: Pip Newling

Synopsis:
Aashiq is an Australian born young Muslim man of Middle Eastern descent.
Aashiq lives a happy life, sharing a home with his lover David and his best friend Aly.
There's just one thing he needs to do: come out to his Mother...

Comments:
This is Lee Matthews' very first narrative short film. He is hugely thankful to all cast and crew who supported him enormously. Nonetheless it's not a great film... But still, he has resisted the desire to re-edit it! Take a look if you dare!

Screened:
Liebe Filme Festival, Berlin Germany 2012
Bendigo Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Australia 2010
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Australia 2010

Full Cast and Crew:
Aashiq: Osamah Sami
David: Andrew Baker
Aly: Nicole Chamoun
Tont: Victoria Goodyear

Writer / Director / Producer: Lee Matthews

Cinematographer: Caitlin Dooley
1st Assistants Camera: Katherine Schachte
Gaffer: Davyd White

Production Designer: Pip Newling
Make-up Artists: Suzanne Nanos
On-Set Sound Recordist: Jiufu Lim

1st Assistant Director: Kathy Rhodes
Script Supervisor: Sasha Cunningham
Unit Manager: Davyd White, Catherine Borg
Stills Photographer: Sasha Cunningham
Editor: Lee Matthews

VCA Supervising Producer: Libby Porter
VCA Online Editor & Colourist: Declan Loughran

Mentors:
Jenni Meaney
Emma Crimmings
Michael McMahon

Special Thanks:
Tony Wood
Catherine Borg
Andrew Blogg
Victoria Goodyear
Davyd White
Chris Donis
Alyena Mohummadally
Andy Muir
Dominique Haslam

More via: matthewswood.com/Housemates.htm

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